Barnes & Noble Announces Free Storytime Lineup for April

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Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionPDF versionPDF versionNew York, NY – March 27, 2014 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), one of the nation’s largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced its April lineup of free Storytime events for children and families, all designed to celebrate the joy of reading, creativity and fun. The events center around the popular children’s books The Pigeon Needs a Bath by author and illustrator Mo Willems and It’s an Orange Aardvark! by Michael Hall. Details are as follows: The Pigeon Needs a Bath – On Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m., stores nationwide will celebrate reading via a free event, for children ages 3 to 5, that will kick off with a reading of The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems. The Pigeon needs a bath!  Except, the Pigeon is not so sure about that.  Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It's going to take some serious convincing to get the Pigeon to take the plunge. Kids will enjoy coloring and drawing activities with beloved characters Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie—and play apps on NOOK® with the adorable game app, Mo…on the Go!  Children will also experience the Drawing Pad app on NOOK and have a chance to draw their favorite characters from Willem’s books. The fun will continue with refreshments. It’s an Orange Aardvark! - On Thursday, April 24, at 11 a.m., stores across the country will host a free It’s an Orange Aardvark! Storytime, for children ages 4 to 8, featuring a reading of acclaimed New York Times-bestselling picture book creator Michael Hall’s funny and suspenseful book about colors, ants, aardvarks and rainbows. After the reading, children will be invited to experience the NOOK Apps™ Virtual Pet Kitty Cat or Flappy Happy Bird.  Coloring, drawing activities and treats will round out the fun.Barnes & Noble Storytimes are free and open to the public. To discover more, visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator. About Barnes & Noble, Inc. Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The company operates 663 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets.  The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store® (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 696 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company's corporate website:

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